1. C. Within two years of signing this document, develop an institutional action plan for becoming climate neutral, which will include:
i. A target date for achieving climate neutrality as soon as possible.
ii. Interim targets for goals and actions that will lead to climate neutrality.
iv. Actions to expand research or other efforts necessary to achieve climate neutrality.
v. Mechanisms for tracking progress on goals and actions.
2. Initiate two or more of the following tangible actions to reduce greenhouse gases while the more comprehensive plan is being developed. (7 possible choices)
A. Establish a policy that all new campus construction will be built to at least the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver standard or equivalent.
B. Adopt an energy-efficient appliance purchasing policy requiring purchase of ENERGY STAR certified products in alla reas for which such ratings exist.
C. Establish a policy of offsetting all greenhouse gas emissions generated by air travel paid for by our institution.
D. Encourage use of and provide access to public transportation for all faculty, staff, students and visitors at our institution.
E. Within one year of signing this document, begin purchasing or producing at least 15% of our institution's electricity consumption from renewable sources.